At the upcoming CES 2022, the largest trade show in the world, the first high-speed autonomous racing competition will take place.
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the organization that manages CES, will host the event along with Energy Systems Network, the organizer of the Indy Autonomous Challenge that took place earlier this year.
Called the Autonomous Challenge, the event will take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Jan. 7, 2022, and will be limited to CES attendees. The event will feature several of the university teams that took place in the Indy Autonomous Challenge including the winner of that competition and the finalists.
The goal of the event will be to showcase how technology can accelerate the commercialization of fully autonomous vehicles and deployments of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
The competing vehicles will use this technology to increase safety and performance in motorsports as well as all modes of commercial transportation. Additionally, it is a platform for students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The teams that will compete in Las Vegas include:
- EuroRacing — a collaboration of University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and University of Pisa of Italy, ETH Zürich of Switzerland and the Polish Academy of Sciences
- Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
- MIT-PITT-RW — a collaboration of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Rochester Institute of Technology and University of Waterloo in Canada
- PoliMOVE — a collaboration of Politecnico di Milano of Italy and University of Alabama
- TUM Autonomous Motorsport — Technische Universität München from Germany, the team that won the Indy Autonomous Challenge.